MC History Spotlight

History: A tragedy on Pentwater Lake. 

April 30, 2021

History: A tragedy on Pentwater Lake.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. I find cemeteries to be fascinating places. There is a certain calm of walking through a cemetery. As a historian, I also find cemeteries to be a place of inspiration. Every…

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Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?

April 15, 2021

Did Hemingway spend the night in Scottville?  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. In the summer of 1917, 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway, along with his parents, Dr. Clarence “Ed” and Grace Hemingway, and his 2-year-old brother, Leicester, made their way through Mason County, on…

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Ludington street namesakes tell history of town.

March 23, 2021

Ludington street namesakes tell history of town. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. On March 22, 1873, Ludington was established as a city. The names of many of those people who were influential in making that happen still exist in the town today,…

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Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot. 

February 20, 2021

Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. It’s very likely that the most mis-pronounced road name in Mason County is Chauvez Road, which stretches from the lakeshore to nearly the eastern county line. While looking at…

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Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith.

February 8, 2021

Mason County’s original Ford dealers: Kobe & Smith. Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The names T.D. Smith and E.E. Kobe were well known in Scottville for many years beginning in the early 20th century. Smith, who owned a stately home at 209…

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